UnknownFull Final Iberian III-II Century B. C.

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Small figurine of solid bronze representing roughly an erect and naked warrior that extends forward the arms, with open hands and fingers represented by Striae. With the right hand holding a spear in a vertical position. Legs are also open, with your knees slightly bent and feet are triangular in shape. Styling is very basic way, with a simple bump, even though the character seems to have the Crown shaving (tonsure). The facial features are shown schematically and sex is also displayed.

This interesting ex-voto, most likely an offering to a deity, was discovered by chance at the beginning of the 40's of the 20th century in the heading dels Plans, although it would be no doubt of the Iberian sanctuary situated on the Hill of the Mallaeta, whose greater knowledge from recent excavations. On the other hand, emphasizes the rarity of this type of piece in the Iberian Contestania, where the majority of offerings in shrines are made in terracotta.

C.S.: 5392
FIGUERAS, F., 1952.
NICOLINI, G., 1977.
OLCINA, M. H., 2011.

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  • Title: EX-VOTO
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Full Final Iberian III-II Century B. C.
  • Place Part Of: La Vila Joiosa (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Physical Dimensions: w5 x h9.5 x d3.3 cm
  • Finding: Els Plans, La Vila Joiosa (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Type: Bronze-Sculpture
  • Rights: Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ